How effective is the measles vaccine?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Scientists will soon follow centuries of progress started with Edward Jenner and the smallpox vaccine and work to create some potential exit from the throes of the […]

Dormant threat: Abnormal proteins unleash latent toxicity in neurodegenerative diseases

Though neurodegenerative diseases are becoming more common in today’s aging societies, the exact way in which accumulated abnormal proteins become toxic to neurons is unknown. In a recent study conducted at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, scientists have discovered a new mechanism of action by which these […]

Early signs of Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down’s syndrome

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied the incidence and regional distribution of Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers in the brains of people with Down’s syndrome. The results can bring new possibilities for earlier diagnosis and preventive treatment of dementia. The study is published in Molecular Neurodegeneration. While medical advances and […]

Food poisoning symptoms: How quickly does food poisoning set in?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. When you eat something infected with harmful bacteria, viruses or parasites, you get food poisoning. While it normally goes away within a week, food poisoning often means […]

Katya Jones health latest: Strictly dancer diagnosed with COVID but ‘feeling good’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Katya Jones, 31, is thought to have contracted coronavirus after buying lunch on her way to Strictly Come Dancing training. She trained alongside her dance partner, former […]

How many people live in the UK? How many doses of the covid vaccine do we need?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. President Vladimir Putin told G20 leaders today that Russia was ready to provide its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to other countries who need it. The nation is […]